Definitions for: Lash


[n] a quick blow with a whip
[n] leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
[n] any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
[v] bind with a rope, chain, or cord; "lash the horse"
[v] strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"
[v] beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
[v] lash about; flick sharply, as of animals' tails



Webster (1913) Definition: Lash (l[a^]sh), n. [OE. lasche; cf. D. lasch piece set
in, joint, seam, G. lashe latchet, a bit of leather, gusset,
stripe, laschen to furnish with flaps, to lash or slap, Icel.
laski gusset, flap, laska to break.]
1. The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow
is given.

I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.
--Addison.

2. A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a
snare. [Obs.]

3. A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as,
the culprit received thirty-nine lashes.

4. A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort
that cuts or gives pain; a cut.

The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that
to ourselves which succeeds well. --L'Estrange.

5. A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.

6. In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting
simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.


Lash (l[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lashed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Lashng.]
1. To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or
with something like one.

We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward. --Dryden.

2. To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat,
or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a
whale lashes the sea with his tail.

And big waves lash the frighted shores. --Dryden.

3. To throw out with a jerk or quickly.

He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider
throws. --Dryden.

4. To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with
severity; as, to lash vice.


Lash, v. i.
To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic
language.

To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice. --Dryden.

To lash out, to strike out wildly or furiously.


Lash, v. t. [Cf. D. lasschen to fasten together, lasch
piece, joint, Sw. laska to stitch, Dan. laske stitch. See
Lash, n. ]
To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten;
as, to lash something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's
back.

Synonyms: cilium, eyelash, flog, lather, slash, strap, thong, trounce, welt, whip, whip, whiplash

Antonyms: unlash

See Also: beat, beat up, bind, birch, blow, cat, cowhide, eyelid, flagellate, frap, hair, horsewhip, leather strip, lid, palpebra, scourge, strike, sway, swing, switch, tie, urticate, whip, work over

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